Creating an ode to the open road
Art and design pay a witty tribute to the station's location, just off the busy, eight-lane LBJ Freeway, and offer an affectionate nod to Lady Bird Johnson, a Texan and former first lady, who championed highway beautification.
Design elements include parking-lot signs noting the mileage to destinations as diverse as the West End entertainment district in downtown Dallas; Vladivostok, Russia; and the moon. Station columns feature stylized tire-tread patterns, while windscreen illustrations incorporate the familiar reflective sheeting used on highway signs. The pavers include a miniature version of the freeway.
Artist Tony Guzman created a functional piece of art, with a tongue-in-cheek title, Are We There Yet?, that strongly evokes a highway rest area – complete with picnic tables – and provides shaded seating for rail passengers.
Landscaping features native Texas plants and wildflowers, which earned praise from the former First Lady herself.
Design Artist: Deborah Hunter
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